Category: My Diagnosis

Hung Out To Dry

I’ve been re-reading my diagnostic report recently and came across a paragraph which stated that I have difficulties with ‘non-literal’ language – I don’t and never have had.  The clinicians misinterpreted some of my...

Girl alone on a bridge

Late Diagnosis of Autism

I’ve noticed a number of threads on Asperger’s/Autism/ASD forums where a younger person with an ASD quizzes those with a late diagnosis as if they don’t totally believe them. They want to know how...

Cat Sitting in a Suitcase

Discovery to Diagnosis

After about 10 days of intensely researching ASDs, I decided to get some other opinions on the possibility that I was on the spectrum. The reactions were mixed. Responses included: “you can’t have Asperger’s...

A Handheld Sparkler

Realising That I Was Autistic

I can’t turn it off, it’s a constant analysis of everything and everyone around me. Previously known in my head as ‘this thing’ or when I was in a particularly good mood ‘this gift’. ...